Archive for October, 2010

Fallen Leaves: Free November 2010 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The November 2010 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Fallen Leaves” as a reference to the start of Autumn. I chose the colour palette to reflect these leaves falling from the trees. Using the circles I tried to convey the idea of seasons coming and going, blending into each other seamlessly. So there you go, that’s the concept behind the design. I hope you like it. Feel free to leave a comment with your feedback and to share it with your friends. Thanks! + Continue Reading

The Threadless Book Review: Inspiration for any T-Shirt Lover

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The kind folks of Harris and Wilson have recently sent me a review copy of the Threadless Book celebrating the company’s 10th anniversary. If you love t-shirt graphics you’ve probably heard of Threadless already. Just in case though here’s a short bio: Threadless is a community-driven t-shirt store where people can submit and vote for the next designs to be printed. With more than a million members it’s certainly the largest of its kind. + Continue Reading

Design Cocktail Bundle 2 Available Now

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I’m pleased to announce that the Design Cocktail Bundle 2 by Designious is now available to purchase. The bundle contains design resources worth $829 and you can buy it for only $29. That’s right, you can save a whopping $800. This offer lasts for only 7 days and expires on October 31st. So better be quick to make sure you don’t miss out. Find below descriptions of some of the amazing resources included along with a list of all the content. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Gorgeous Vector Line Art by Chris Parks

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Chris Parks is a graphic designer and illustrator from Florida where he works under his freelance moniker “Pale Horse Studio”. Chris’ work combines different cultural mythical features to create stunning line are illustrations. What’s great about it is the versatility of canvases that he uses, whether it’s t-shirts, skateboard decks or even murals it always leaves a lasting impression. Find below a small selection of Chris’ gorgeous design. Make sure to visit his portfolio for more inspiration. Chris can also be found on Twitter. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Beautiful Hand-Lettering Typography by Darren Booth

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Darren Booth is a Canadian designer specializing in Typography and Illustration. Darren’s beautiful hand-lettering art got him big clients such as Coke, AOL, Target and Penguin Books. There’s just something gorgeous and honest about traditional drawings. Find below a small selection of the amazing work of Darren Booth. Please visit his portfolio and follow him on Twitter for even more inspiration. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Impossible Objects and Geometric Art by Daniele De Nigris

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Daniele De Nigris is a designer from Bologna, Italy. I first discovered his geometric art when I started this blog (over 2 years ago) and I still don’t get tired looking at it. His lates series “Impossible Objects” are beautiful geometric optical illusions. Daniele truly is a master when it comes to this minimal design style and he’s busy putting out new work all the time. So go visit his Behance profile and Flickr Stream for more inspiration and let us know what your favourite piece is. + Continue Reading

FYI Monday: Retro Pop Art by Justin van Genderen

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This post is part of the For Your Inspiration Monday Series showcasing the most inspiring designs out there. Each week a new artist or design style will be presented in order to get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming week. I hope you enjoy the series.
Justin van Genderen is based in Chicago and has been working as a graphic illustrator and designer for the last 10 years. While working for some big clients I decided to focus on his personal projects in his showcase. A lot of his works have clear pop culture reference and a beautiful retro feel to them. I highly suggest that you visit his official site for more inspiration. This is where he not only showcase more retro/vintage designs, but also amazing photo manipulations and commercial works. Which is your favourite piece? + Continue Reading